Senior Staff

Sweet Briar College’s senior staff is composed of the senior executive officers in each division of the College and the chair of the faculty executive committee. The senior staff works with the president and the board of directors to keep the College running smoothly.*


Tom Connors

Interim Chief Financial Officer
Biographical Sketch
(434) 381-6202
(434) 381-6486 (fax)
[email protected]

  • Chief financial and administrative officer of the College
  • Responsible for operation of the physical plant and campus safety
  • Chairs committees on faculty housing, safety, land use and landscape
  • Administrative liaison on the board of directors' investments, finance, buildings and grounds and audit committees

 Pam DeWeese


Interim Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Biographical Sketch
(434) 381-6205
(434) 381-6489 (fax)

  • Chief academic officer of the College
  • Overall responsibility for all academic operations
  • Academic program and personnel evaluation
  • Curriculum and faculty development activities
  • Liaison to the educational programs committee of the board of directors
  • Budgetary responsibility for all academic departments, programs and academic support functions

John G. Jaffe

Director of Integrated Information Systems
Professor, Library
Biographical Sketch
(434) 381-6139
(434) 381-6173 (fax)
[email protected]

  • Provides learning-focused technology operations that enhance education, enable information access and improve assessment and institutional productivity
  • Enables informational access in the most cost-effective manner using integrated personnel structures and industry standards and systems
  • Monitors effectiveness through a continuous review process

Steven Nape


Interim Chief Enrollment Officer
Biographical Sketch
(434) 381-6142
(434) 381-6152 (fax)

  • Provides direction and leadership for the admissions office
  • Creates and implements marketing and recruitment strategies that support the institutional enrollment goals for undergraduate students; transfer, Turning Point and international students; and graduate students in education
  • Oversees the office of financial aid
  • Provides direction for the co-curricular life and marketing offices
  • Oversees institutional research, including the development, reporting and analysis of data to support assessment, strategic planning, accreditation and regulatory requirements

Louise Swiecki Zingaro ’80


Vice President
Chief of Staff
Biographical Sketch
(434) 381-6316
(434) 381-6288 (fax)
[email protected]

  • Serves as principal aide to the president
  • Liaison to the board of directors
  • Oversees media, marketing and communications
  • Coordinates College-wide strategic planning
  • Works with the president to plan and oversee campuswide strategic initiatives
  • Coordinates relationships with key external constituencies such as alumnae, local community and state and regional associations


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